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William Dale Jennings

Age: 82

gay-rights pioneer and writer who co-founded the Mattachine Society, the first permanent organization of the movement. His novel, The Cowboys, was adapted for film and starred John Wayne and Colleen Dewhurst. He died of respiratory failure.

Died: Los Angeles, May 11, 2000

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